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Michigan Bound Marijuana Traffickers in Custody

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Rashon Buchanan arrested on drug charges

Sedona AZ (July 25, 2013) – On July 20, 2013, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy stopped a red passenger sedan for speeding on north Arizona I-17 in the area of Highway 179. An investigation resulted in the arrest of 28-year-old Rashon Buchanan, 29-year-old Allen Burnett, and 24-year-old Davonte Conley. Buchannan and Conley are from Michigan and Burnett is from California.

The driver, Buchanan, supplied a Michigan driver’s license and a rental agreement documenting vehicle ownership. The deputy noted the agreement did not permit out of state travel and the vehicle rental contract had been issued to a female resident of Michigan who was not present in the vehicle.

During a conversation about the moving violation and issues regarding the rental agreement, Buchanan became obviously nervous and began shaking while answering questions. Passenger Burnett claimed he had just moved from California to Mesa, Arizona, and was riding with Buchanan to Michigan to drop off the other passenger, Conley.

Allen Burnett

Allen Burnett

Based on the deputy’s observations and discussion with the occupants, he suspected the likelihood of drugs or contraband inside the vehicle.

The deputy called for a YCSO certified K9 to conduct an exterior sniff of the vehicle. While checking outside the vehicle, the dog displayed a noticeable alert indicating an odor of drugs in and around the vehicle. The resulting search of the trunk area revealed a suitcase holding 6 individually wrapped packages containing marijuana with a total weight of 6.4 lbs.

All three vehicle occupants were arrested and transported to the Camp Verde Detention Center. Deputies also discovered Buchanan had provided his brother’s driver’s license, with the first name Thomas, to a deputy as identification.

Davonte Conley

Davonte Conley

Buchanan was charged with Transportation of Marijuana for Sale, Possession of Narcotics (Oxycodone tablets), Offer Instrument with False Information, and Identity Theft. Buchanan remains in-custody on a $6000 bond.

Burnett and Conley were charged with Transportation of Marijuana for Sale and Possession of Narcotics.

Burnett has been released on a $4000 bond and Conley remains in-custody on a $4000 bond.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website at www.ycsoaz.gov.

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  1. ya and go and go and go right out of here. he probibly had to get stoned after that bust to mellow out again .

  2. Greg says:

    how much it costs in gas to drive round trip from michigan to phoenix and to rent a car ? i don’t drive from cottonwood to phoenix but once every few months because i can’t afford it and i’ve got two jobs to make ends meet. how did these guys fill a gas guzzling van’s gas tanks ? if i were the cops i’d run their credit cards and gas cards and any card they have & see where they were & what they did…greg

  3. Shannon says:

    They walk among us.

  4. You cause shame to your sisters and your mothers. Get on your knees and pray for forgiveness and get on your feet and find a job. You did this to yourself. Old (removed by editor) got lots of owe me chips and no ambition my momma says. My momma is a queen and her five children respect her like one and never would we be like you or bring you home. Don’t print my address. Tynia Cousins (deleted by editor)

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